A Delicious Twist on Pork Ribeye Chops: Oven Baked Perfection

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to make juicy and flavorful pork chops? Look no further! These Oven Baked Boneless Pork Chops will leave you craving more. Forget about frying or grilling – this oven version is just as good, and just as easy too.

The Secret to Perfectly Tender Pork Chops

The key to achieving succulent pork chops lies in the spice rub and the thickness of the meat. By using a flavorful combination of brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, you’ll create a mouthwatering dish that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. But don’t forget the star of the show – the pork chops themselves. Make sure to choose thick-cut chops, at least 1 inch thick (1 ¼ inches is even better), to ensure they remain juicy during the cooking process.

Sliced baked pork chop on white plate with fork stuck in one piece

A Visual Feast: Ingredients You’ll Need

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a moment to admire the essential ingredients. Boneless pork chops, brown sugar, mustard, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper – a harmonious union that guarantees an explosion of flavors.

Ingredients for Oven Baked Pork Chops: Boneless pork chops, brown sugar, mustard, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, ground paprika, salt and pepper.

Tips for Your Culinary Journey

  • Pork Chops: Opt for thick-cut pork chops, ensuring they are at least 1 inch thick. If the store only offers thin-cut chops, you can easily create your own by cutting a 2-pound pork loin into 4 chops.
  • Brown Sugar: Light brown sugar is recommended, but if you only have white sugar on hand, feel free to use it. Just remember to adjust the quantity to ½ tablespoon.
  • Mustard: A mild, smooth, yellow mustard provides the ideal flavor profile for this recipe. However, if mustard isn’t your thing, consider using mayonnaise as a delicious alternative.
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Unleash the Oven Magic

Now that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s embark on the journey of baking these delectable pork chops in the oven. Follow these simple steps to achieve perfection:

  1. Tenderize the Chops: Place the chops between two pieces of plastic wrap and give them light smacks. This process helps break up some of the fibers and tenderizes the meat.

Lightly pound pork chops

  1. Coat with Goodness: Start by rubbing the chops with olive oil, followed by a generous coating of mustard. Be sure to cover both sides and the edges.

Coat with oil and mustard

  1. Spice It Up: Combine the spices in a bowl, then sprinkle the mixture evenly over all sides of the chops. No need to rub the spices in; a light coating will do wonders.

Season the pork

  1. Bake to Perfection: Place the chops on a lined, rimmed pan, and bake them at 400°F. The cooking time is approximately 6 minutes per ½ inch thickness. For example, if your chops are 1 inch thick, you’ll bake them for 12 minutes. Once cooked, turn on the broiler for 1-2 minutes to achieve a beautifully browned crust.

Bake pork chops

  1. Rest and Enjoy: Remove the chops from the oven and allow them to rest for 5 minutes. Make sure the internal temperature reaches at least 145°F before serving. This resting period helps retain the juiciness and tenderness of the meat.

Rest for 5 minutes before serving

Elevate Your Dining Experience

Now that your perfectly baked pork chops are ready to grace your plate, let’s explore some delightful serving ideas. Whether you prefer traditional sides or unique accompaniments, these options are sure to impress:

  • Mashed potatoes or Instant Pot mashed potatoes
  • Sautéed green beans or air-fried green beans
  • Roasted broccoli or air fryer broccoli
  • Roasted asparagus or air fryer asparagus
  • Potato wedges or air-fried baked potatoes
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Overhead view of sliced boneless pork chop on a white plate

Pork chops can be paired with a wide range of delicious sides, making it a versatile and satisfying dish for any occasion. And if you’re in a hurry, serve them with a side of rice and steamed vegetables for a quick and easy dinner.

Unleash Your Inner Chef with Pork

If you’ve fallen in love with these pork chops, why not explore more tantalizing pork recipes? Discover the versatility and flavors that this succulent meat can offer. Your culinary adventure awaits!

Share Your Culinary Experience

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